Originally posted on Cage Writer  |  Last updated 11/12/11
ANAHEIM - There is no easy weight class in the UFC. Aaron Rosa made the wise move of getting back to his natural class down at 205, but he got a solid test from UFC newcomer Matt Lucas. Rosa showed better stamina and landed some heavy shots inside during a fight that featured 80 percent clinchwork along the cage. The veteran got his first UFC win via majority decision, 30-26, 30-26 and 28-28, in fight No. 1 of the UFC on Fox card in the Honda Center. Rosa (17-4, 1-1 UFC) lost his promotional debut back in June at UFC 131. Heavyweight Joey Beltran beat him up that night as Rosa entered the cage in excess of 250 pounds. Tonight, he was a trim 205 and it made a big difference. Lucas landed four takedowns, but Rosa was able to get to his feet quickly in all four cases. Lucas (14-3) worked the takedown for most of the 15 minutes and it tired him badly. He spit out his mouthpiece on three occasions. Referee John McCarthy took a point away from Lucas in the second.
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